2017 Art Expo Winners

With the addition of a new youth division and a near doubling of the number of adult entries, the Arts Council’s annual Fall Art Expo experienced one of its most successful and satisfying exhibits ever at the Sullivan County Fall Festival.

A constant stream of visitors flowed through the Fairgrounds Blue Building, over 400 of them voting for the People’s Choice Award, which was doubled to $200. Categories this year for adults were simplified to 2-D, 3-D and photography.

This year’s judges were Sullivan County Council on the Arts president Helen Day, watercolorist Ron Lent and painter Frank Rump, who recently re-located to the county with his artist wife Linda.

Here are the winners:

Find Your Own Path

1st prize 2-D: Theresa Crowley Spitler, Find Your Own Path

Post with Flowers

1st prize 3-D: Mary Ellen Minnier, Post with Flowers (detail)

A Summer Blessing

1st prize photography: Donna Sherwood, A Summer Blessing

Robin on Tombstone

1st prize youth multi-cultral: Morgan Randall, Robin on Tombstone

Gone Fishin'

1st prize youth seasons: Leah Beinlich, Gone Fishin’

September Song

2nd prize 2-D: Theresa Crowley Spitler, September Song

Opollo Dual Burner

2nd prize 3-D: Leslie Gordner, Opollo Dual Burner

Winter Cherry

2nd prize photography, Sheila Hagemeyer, Winter Cherry

A Girl Without a Name

2nd prize youth multi-cultral: Jamie Smith, A Girl Without a Name

Pumpkins Galore!

2nd prize youth seasons: Leona Hatch, Pumpkins Galore!

Pride of Savannah

3rd prize 2-D: Diana Novosel, Pride of Savannah

The Golden Goose

3rd prize 3-D: Mary Ellen Minnier, The Golden Goose

The Body of Christ Rests on the Bones of the Martyred

3rd prize photography, Curtis Salonick, The Body of Christ Rests on the Bones of the Martyred


3rd prize youth multi-cultral: Emma Arnott, Kipling

The Elements

3rd prize youth seasons: Ashlynn Bowling, The Elements